POST

AWARD

Careers & IAG Co-ordinator

 37 hours x 43 weeks

Support Staff Scale 

£26,347 per annum 

RESPONSIBLE TO

RESPONSIBLE FOR

 

Head of Pastoral Support, Safeguarding & Prevent

 

CAREERS PROVISION

STUDENT ADVICE SERVICES (IAG) 

JOB SPECIFICATION

PURPOSE:

To manage a broad, dynamic and innovative support, advice and guidance service that ensures the implementation of high quality inclusive support to students by offering and promoting professional, cohesive and responsive support, information, advice and guidance. 

This post will also develop, integrate and impacts assess the best available solutions to establish a coherently managed, effective and highly professional range of student services advice provision.

RESULT AREAS:

  • Coordinate the implementation of responsive one-to-one and group advice and guidance services (including initial IAG, finance advice and careers guidance) to enable Seevic applicants and existing students to access a broad range of support from point of application through to progression. Services must account for and support retention and achievement. 
  • To manage, analyse and report on data relevant to IAG support services appropriately in order to provide monitoring, evaluation and review of systems and outcomes thereby ensuring a professional and cohesive IAG service is delivered within the College 
  • To devise, implement and manage an effective administration and advisory system to support UCAS applicants 
  • Provide a supportive careers programme for students aiming for Oxbridge and for selecting universities 
  • To manage attendance at both internal and external promotional events e.g. open days, careers fairs and school liaison events 
  • To liaise with external contacts and professional bodies, to ensure accurate and appropriate support, advice and guidance is delivered to all learners and staff
  • To establish and maintain working relationships with all appropriate agencies (local authorities/government/private) who are involved in progression,  grants, awards, subsidies and/or loans to students and keep updated on schemes, as they become available 
  • To devise, develop and maintain highly effective and innovative communications channels (engaging with new technology where appropriate) with students and staff to ensure that all are effectively and appropriately informed 
  • To work with the Information Systems Team to develop and maintain MIS, IT and administrative systems that enable and articulate data collection, analysis and monitoring 
  • To facilitate and undertake self-assessment and satisfy internal and external College requirements in a manner that assesses existing provision and informs future provision, shapes and developed services 
  • To identify, pursue and ensure the College’s IAG provision receives recognition against appropriate local and National quality standards e.g. Matrix and RoQA 
  • To develop and implement appropriate formal and peer observation systems 
  • To support, observe and formally appraise all appropriate staff 
  • Adhere to and be aware of data protection and confidential information 
  • To ensure that all services comply with (and anticipate where possible) relevant legislative requirements 
  • To update and advise the Head of Student Services around all relevant sector developments in order to inform timely change 
  • Lead on the development and implementation of a high quality and high profile careers guidance provision, including keeping up to date with intelligence about the labour market and developments in FE, HE and apprenticeships. 
  • Develop an innovative, robust and engaging  service that focuses on the development of the knowledge and skills our students need  to compete and work in a global economy 
  • Successful experience of promoting equality of opportunity through careers and guidance work 
  • Has an understanding that safeguarding is a shared cross college responsibility. Takes ownership of embedding safeguarding practices into their remit as appropriate to their role within the organisation 
  • Budget holder for careers 

MAJOR TASKS AND PROBLEMS:

  • Developing and securing structural integrity at a time of austerity
  • Flexibility to meet deadlines in a challenging, multi functional and multi disciplined role
  • Collating and managing information and maintaining accurate and up to date data
  • Dealing with difficult people or circumstances in a professional and logical structure, aligned to policy, procedures and legislation
    • Managingand prioritising actions in relation to student advice and careers guidance 

DECISION MAKING 

  • Managing information, advice and guidance services in accordance with all relevant procedures, policy and legislation.
  • Time management, prioritising and structure of tasks allocated to you or taken on by you
  • Appropriate team support and cover to complete tasks to deadline 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

  • You will have a base at the Benfleet Campus but will be expected to work at any College site according to service requirements
  • Working out of office hours will be necessary and a genuine interest in working with and supporting learners is essential.  The post holder will be required to participate in promotional events both within the Campus and at other venues.  The ability to drive and have own transport is therefore essential
  • Has an understanding that safeguarding is a shared cross college responsibility. Takes ownership of embedding safeguarding practices into their remit as appropriate to their role within the organisation 

 

 

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